Jesus a friend in times of adversity

A brother is someone whom you can call upon in the time of adversity. Many people are experiencing adversity, but some don’t turn to a trusted brother when they are facing adverse circumstances. People are feeling alienated, disheartened and disillusioned by life. They feel their only recourse is to turn to alcohol, drugs or suicide. They need to know someone genuinely cares.

Yes, someone genuinely cares for you as a brother and a trusted friend. His name is Christ Jesus and if you seek his presence, Christ Jesus will dry your tears, listen to and answer your petitions in line with his will, and be by your side forever. Christ Jesus stated in Hebrews 13:5 “Never will I leave you never will I forsake you.”

The world is very turbulent now. With terrorism, mass shootings, dishonest politicians, bombings, natural disasters, etc., whom can we turn to for peace? I honestly tell you, you can turn to Jesus Christ for solace. Psalm 91 is the prayer of protection. Figuratively speaking, according to Psalm 91, Christ Jesus will shelter you in the shadow of his wings.” Jesus also said when we’re weary and tired from the violence in the world, when our souls are languid “to come to me all who are weary and heavy ladened and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28 and 29).

Yes, Christ Jesus your brother loves you. In fact if you were the only person who lived in the world, Christ Jesus, the incarnation of God, would have shed his blood on a cross solely for you since he loves you with an infinite love.

Give your heart to your profoundest brother, Saviour and Lord and watch him work miracles in your life. He will transform you, radically after your life and give you a sense of purpose, joy and satisfaction. Your problems will seem bearable, your heartache and pain eased and he will fill you with the Holy Spirit, the spirit of truth who will guide you, lead you, counsel you and fill you with peace. Call on the name of Christ Jesus now for “behold now is the time. Now is the day of salvation.”

Your brother Christ Jesus, your savior and Lord, is your trusted friend in times of adversity.

JOHN SIRTOLI

Gloversville